Pittsburgh Blows Up

Jay, at the new Writing Pittsburgh blog, pointed out something that I hadn't focused on: Looking at recent events, it appears that Pittsburgh really likes explosions.

One ought not to jump to the conclusion that Pittsburghers are better at tearing things down than at building things up. Still, there is something to the notion that if Pittsburgh were anthropomorphized, it would be an stereotypical young boy, fascinated by loud noises, trucks, things crashing into each other, and himself.

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4 Responses to "Pittsburgh Blows Up"

Jia said... 5/21/2009 1:56 PM

Hmm...is that why Pittsburgh's gaming industry is growing so quickly?

Those darn kids and their video games!

jtogyer said... 5/22/2009 10:58 AM

"...fascinated by loud noises, trucks, things crashing into each other, and himself."

I thought those were bloggers?

(Thanks, I'll be here all week!)

Mike Madison said... 5/22/2009 11:02 AM

@Jason

Vannevar said... 5/23/2009 12:03 PM

Kind of an interesting question. Who would Pittsburgh be if it were a person? I think there's a blog entry in there somewhere!

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